For population 25 years and over in Oak City:
For population 15 years and over in Oak City town:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $600 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, NC (25.3 miles , pop. 60,476).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (75.7 miles , pop. 276,093).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (302.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Hassell, NC (2.0 miles) , Hamilton, NC (2.4 miles ), Hobgood, NC (2.6 miles ), Speed, NC (2.8 miles) , Robersonville, NC (3.2 miles ), Parmele, NC (3.2 miles ), Bethel, NC (3.4 miles ), Everetts, NC (3.4 miles) .
Latitude: 35.96 N, Longitude: 77.31 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 252
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in Oak City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Oak City, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Oak City-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Oak City town center killed 16 people and injured 153 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 11/28/1988, a category F4 tornado 34.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 154 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Oak City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Martin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Oak City:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oak City:
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Public high school in Oak City:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 15.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.71. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.6 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.00. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.9%
(2.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.4% for Black residents)
Average household size:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Oak City compared to North Carolina state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Oak City (based on Martin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.58%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Oak City government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,178 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,176 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Oak City fatal accident list:
Sep 11, 1999 10:22 AM, Sr-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 1986 09:45 AM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jan 21, 1985 04:45 PM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.